For those of you have missed the first part of this epic tale, please read it here before you proceed. When your world comes crashing down, you automatically assume that the same applies to life around you. Sadly it doesn’t. I go back to work on Monday after my tear-filled sabbatical and realise that the … Read more
This story has been on my mind since FOREVER. It was decomposing away in my Drafts Folder that I almost decided to delete it today. I thought I’d give it one last read (we writers are a self-absorbed kind) before pressing the keyboard key that would damn it to the recesses of the Recycle Bin. … Read more
So I am not the best of human beings on Sundays. ‘Tis a fact and a way of life. I channel my inner Grouch and will myself away from any kind of happiness on Sunday. Happiness on a Sunday? Bah! By evening, you realise you can’t stop time and you know for sure Monday is … Read more
The closed Jar. The Curiosity. The trembling fingers. The opened lid. The swarms of Them. The ominous humming. The Despair and Disease. The Malice and Hatred. The gasp. The fumbling hands. The closed lid. Too late. Too late. Too late. Trapped in the jar, Hope remains. Never to escape. Oh! Pandora what have you done? … Read more
When someone from the past came to haunt me…
A crowded Indian restaurant. A waiter with a wandering eye. A beautiful customer and an unwanted occupant at the table.
Working Backwards. From title to synopsis to story.
He watched his new bride fold the laundry. Including handkerchiefs. Just like his mother. They were so alike. It was an embarrassing thought. Did men really end up marrying their mothers? He tried to dismiss the thought. “What do you love about me?” he asked. She smiled and said “You remind me of my father.” … Read more
An ancient custom. And many questions.
“Are you sure this is ok? We are not supposed to wander.” the Little Brother asks. “Come on, you silly. We haven’t seen them for ages. They won’t know. And they play the most fun games”, the Older Sister replies.”There. Can you hear them now?” “Ring-a-ring-a-roses, A pocket full of posies; Hush! hush! hush! hush! … Read more